Newton

By - 3/6/13 - 2:40 pm

Newton Police report a laptop-using patron at the main Newton library who got up to use the restroom around 11:30 a.m. today returned to find some guy making off with his laptop:

The victim chased the suspect and confronted him about the missing laptop. The suspect then assaulted the victim about the head and face area. The victim was able to grab the suspect's jacket, and refused to let go until the suspect gave back his laptop.

The suspect eventually let go of the laptop, (which was damged in the struggle) and fled the area on foot.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

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By - 2/22/13 - 10:01 am

Trash Can Man

JuanJoseOle spotted this gentleman riding down Hancock Street in Quincy Center this morning, reports:

By - 2/9/13 - 3:16 pm

The Newton Fire Department reports firefighters and EMTs responded to a call today for "a finger amputation by snowblower," adds:

Folks, please turn the machines off first before you clear the blockages.

The Mass. Emergency Management Agency warns even that isn't good enough:

Never, EVER, put your hand in a snowblower. Even after the snowblower is turned off, tension can be stored in the rotor blades.

By - 2/8/13 - 11:11 pm

Domo-kun in the snow

Katie Painter went out tonight and managed to snap this photo of a Brighton snowbank.

Geoffrey Grove tweets:

By - 1/7/13 - 7:14 am

The Wandering Jew reports he isn't wandering all that much on the Green Line this morning:

This T driver is giving me whiplash. Impressive given how slowly we're going.

Joy. Alarms going off on the T. Driver using the emergency brake/door release to let passengers off.

Passengers on board urging the T to move with encouraging chants of "come on, come on" and "you can do it..."

I am not chanting encouragements. I'm muttering curses.

By - 1/4/13 - 8:29 am

The MetroWest Daily News reports that when police in Framingham responded to a report of a house being egged last month, they quickly found the culprits: Three off-duty Newton cops, who claimed they were just pranking a superior officer. They were let go.

UPDATE: Five Newton cops disciplined.

By - 1/3/13 - 7:23 am

In rush hour at exit 21 by the service area. Mike Moura reports two lanes southbound and one northbound are shut for the investigation.

UPDATE: State Police report:

By - 12/29/12 - 11:18 pm

The T is busing Riverside riders between Reservoir and Riverside because of a tree that fell on the tracks.

By - 12/16/12 - 7:38 pm

Meet HappySpeedy.com, which delivers convenience-store stuff to you up to 2 a.m., if you live in the student-heavy sections of Boston, or Brookline, Newton Center, Newtonville or, of course, 02138 and 02139.

Via Boston Tweet.

By - 12/15/12 - 11:05 pm

G.A. Robinson reports somebody had their cell phone stolen around 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill stop on the Green Line by a black man and a Hispanic woman with a rifle.

By - 12/14/12 - 8:53 am

Don't worry - the fire at Woodland around 8:30 a.m. was quickly extinguished, but it did jam things up on the outbound side.

By - 12/12/12 - 9:05 am

Taser used on Newton woman at an Apple Store in Nashua. There is, of course, an Apple Store right in Newton, where, however, they add the Mass. sales tax to your bill.

By - 11/25/12 - 9:38 am

Courtney Porcella asked where the best place to get a tree in Brighton or Newton is.

Some answers via Twitter:

By - 11/21/12 - 12:08 pm

Owl

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Hoot was too badly hurt to be saved.

By - 10/2/12 - 2:46 pm

Newton Patch reports the South Pacific in Newton has closed its doors. Fans have already put up a memorial page on Facebook.

Sounds like the Tahiti in Dedham might need a group hug.

By - 9/19/12 - 11:21 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a complaint by a teacher at a Newton Hebrew school that she was fired because of her age, saying the First Amendment prohibits government from interfering in how religious organizations teach their young.

Gaye Hilsenrath, who had been a part-time teacher at Temple Emanuel's Hebrew school for more than 24 years, filed an age-discrimination complaint with the Mass. Commission Against Discrimination when the school let her go in 2007 as part of an overall reorganization.

By - 9/7/12 - 10:03 pm

Pouring at State Street.Pouring on State Street.

Paul Levy, who lives near a soccer field in Newton, looked out and saw something disturbing:

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